When we say things like "Peole don't change"
it drives scientists crazy
because change is literally the only constant in all of science
energy, matter; it's always changing,
morphing, merging, growing, dying.
It's the way people try not to change that's unnatural
The way we cling to the way things were instead of letting them be what they are.
The way we cling to old memories instead of forming new ones.
The way we insist on believing- despite every scientific indication-
that anything  i this lifetime is permanent.
Change is constant.
How we experience change, that's up to us.

qué ironia

Isn't it funny the way that people behave?
one moment we smile, trustingly, hopefully, knowingly.
the next we don't recognize each others features,
hiding away from one another as we are forced to walk the same streets,
to COEXIST in this world that is too small to escape.

We think we know someone, but all we ever know is what we want someone else to be
and sometimes what we want them to be, is what they want us to see.
I wanted to see, so I saw
In the end I saw too much, I saw the huge castle i the air.
You play, you win; you play, you lose, right?
But you play again.

And we choose our strategies to best prevent us from waking up in the morning
feeling like there's no reason to get up.
I chose mine.
You chose yours.
You play, you win; you play, you lose.

Vieni a vedere perché.

They say out of sight, out of mind
and I've said it enough times to make people's ears bleed.
But there's something about repeating something long enough
that makes you think maybe you're just trying to make it become true.

And even when it is true; you can't hide from things forever.
Haunted by ghosts it is easy to become a ghost.
Why is it that some things appear to us as black or white?
It's all or nthing, there can be no middle ground,
no compromises or due process.

What had begun as a comity of sovereign states had ended in invasion.
He had invaded me but who was arguing about the boundaries?

Contemplation in retrospect

I let it go too far. This stupid idea, this illusion of "What if?"
Illusions and What ifs are just a way of coping with disappointments
They are the mechanisms that allow us to escape the harsh reality

-What if we could put our lives on hold and meet somewhere inside of the world-

I let it become the truth, twisted my world so what was hopeless became possible

and everything else had to stand back and wait

I forgot about myself because I was busy looking for that park bench, that skyscrape, that mountain.

Would you meet me?

-It is better to entertain an idea
than to take it home to live with for the rest of your life.-

Now, I took it home alright.
I took it home and I built it a little nest in my bedroom.
Not realizing that there are no parks to put a bench in.
No city to build a skyscraper.
And no mountains anywhere in sight.

I write emotional algebra

The passive aggression must stop.

Lately I haven't been writing well here. I am still adjusting.
Adjusting from having a unit of analysis to searching for one.
Time, so much time went to analyzing it,
writing about it, dissicating it, predicting it, interpreting it.
And passive aggressively describing it.

And so I've been struggling with how to proceed.
How do I get back to that level of contemplation?
How to reach so deep down again?
Can I write about something else? Can I think about something else?

It feels like something was unplugged and all the water ran out.
I am lighter, easier; but something went lost.
The copper coil of desire conducting my anger.

So, no. I am not angry.
- just a little void.

(temporary) relapse

- He's so fluffy, I'm gonna die!

viska, ropa, förtjusa

Most of the time
I'm clear focused all around,
Most of the time
I can keep both feet on the ground,
I can follow the path, I can read the signs,
Stay right with it, when the road unwinds,
I can handle whatever I stumble upon,
I don't even notice he's gone,
Most of the time.

Most of the time
It's well understood,
Most of the time
I wouldn't change it if I could,
I can't make it all match up, I can hold my own,
I can deal with the situation right down to the bone,
I can survive, I can endure
And I don't even think about him
Most of the time.

Most of the time
My head is on straight,
Most of the time
I'm strong enough not to hate.
I don't build up illusion 'till it makes me sick,
I ain't afraid of confusion no matter how thick
I can smile in the face of mankind.
Don't even remember what his lips felt like on mine
Most of the time.

Most of the time
I'm halfway content,
Most of the time
I know exactly where I went,
I don't cheat on myself, I don't run and hide,
Hide from the feelings, that are buried inside,
I don't compromised and I don't pretend,
I don't even care if I ever see him again
Most of the time.

Very Bearable Lightness

I got this idea that to forgive and discard everything must be released.
And since nothing has been released, I guess I must have repressed it.
Now, repression is never good.

then I thought about all those other times when I let things be released.
how good it felt even if I never achieved the desired effect.
About how a small witty blogpost can put so many things in motion.
All the drama.

I dont want it back.
Liberation is the key
and whether it's done through repression or release;todo queda en nada.
And my body is so much lighter.

Ur askan in i elden?

Världsekonomin har just kommit ur den stora finanskrisen och är till synes på väg mot bättre tider. Idéhistorikern och författaren Johan Norberg menar att vi alla har anledning att dra en kollektiv suck av lättnad eftersom krisen inte blev i närheten av den domedagskris som förutspåddes. Samtidigt frågar han sig om de åtgärder som sattes in för att rädda ekonomin, i sig kan leda till andra problem. Dessa och andra frågor behandlades på ett lunchmöte i SNS regi.

Johan påpekar att ett av de största orosmomenten som befarades följa i krisens spår var en våg av protektionism som skulle leda till handelskrig. Denna effekt verkar helt ha uteblivit och han drar slutsatsen att de flesta länder helt enkelt har insett värdet i global frihandel. Johan varnar dock för att vi kan komma att se en annan typ av protektionism som är mer subtil och skapad av tekniska handelshinder istället för tariffer och tullmurar. Länder tar på så vis till åtgärder som standard krav, ursprungslandsmärkning och hälsokrav för att skydda vissa sektorer från konkurrens.

Men, snarare än ett handelskrig har vi hamnat i ett valutakrig, menar Johan Norberg. Det tar sig uttryck i flera länders strävan efter att få så svag valuta som möjligt och därigenom exportera sig ur den ekonomiska krisen. USA’s pågående pengatillverkning är ett exempel på en sådan strävan som är tänkt att sänka värdet på den amerikanska dollarn.

I Europa har vi andra problem, förklarar Johan, men inte desto mindre. Grekland, Portugal och Irland dras med så stora budgetunderskott och så dålig konkurrenskraft att de antagligen aldrig kommer att betala av sina skulder. Detta sänder såklart signaler till hela Europeiska Unionen om att det inte längre är tryggt att låna ut pengar eftersom man inte kan vara säker på att få tillbaka dem. Därtill har Europeiska Centralbanken börjat ta till åtgärder som tidigare varit olagliga, som att ge bail-outs till länder som Grekland. Man har alltså tullat rejält på regelverket och enligt Johan Norberg kan det få stora konsekvenser för ECBs trovärdighet i hela EU.

Men det är lätt att fastna i det negativa och oroa sig för framtiden. Johan Norberg understryker att vi trots allt har all anledning att vara optimistiska. Vi har just sett de 25 bästa åren i hela mänsklighetens historia, menar han. Hela 43% av allt välstånd som människan någonsin skapat har tillkommit under dessa år och världens fattigdom har halverats under samma period. Dessutom tror Johan att det är i tider som dessa då man inte tar välståndet helt för givet som man kan börja göra de strukturella reformer som behövs. Kanske kommer vi nu se en tid då frågor om liberalisering av tjänstemarknaden, en mer flexibel arbetsmarknad och regellättnader för nyföretagare kommer högst upp på den politiska agendan.

Som vanligt mest gubbar på Svenskt Näringsliv....

before the novelty wears off

In the spirit of NEW, I am compiling an up-dated version of my saggezza-book,
my little book of wisdom; full of oxioms, aphorisms, beautiful quotes and interesting words.
It's my source of magic in a world that sometimes is too clinical and robotic.
It is a reminder that there is still beauty and that we must remember and preserve it.

And it is a testimony to me.
Although those words are not originally mine, I collected them.
I am a collector, I collect other people's thoughts and use them as if they were mine.
I make them mine and in the end who knows where I begin and they end?

On a different note, this progress-strategy and renewal is working.
It's working in school, in work and even with men.
It is a truth universally acknowledged that  as soon as one part of your life starts looking up,
another one falls spectacularly to pieces.
So , which is it gonna be?

Perhaps I will be the exception.
You know I love to be.

opportunity plus instinct equals profit

"Progress, far from consisting in change,
depends on retentiveness.
Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."

Yep, I remember
I won't repeat it.
But I also find that distancing myself with force helps.
New phone, new agenda, new systems.
Not quite a tabula rasa, but somewhat cleansed.


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